Thursday July 30, 2015
RapReviews.com
Feature of the Week

[Summertime '06] Summer, summer, summertime.

Vince Staples Review

Latest News Headlines
Video: Von Pea - "Thanks For Your Children" f/ Elucid, Che Grand


Video: Von Pea - "Thanks For Your Children" Ft. Elucid, Che Grand

Courtesy of Audible Treats.

Mixtape: Maino & Funk Flex - "Respect the Jux"


Mixtape: Maino & Funk Flex - "Respect the Jux"

Courtesy: Chris @ E1 Music.

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/i19vqq *

MP3/Video: Rich Kidd - "Represent" f/ King Reign Shaun Boothe


MP3/Video: Rich Kidd - "Represent" Ft. King Reign Shaun Boothe & Richie Sosa

Courtesy of Audible Treats.

The Real Frequency crew first joined forces on radio, featuring up and coming local Toronto talent and eventually becoming the premier hip-hop show on Canada's first urban radio station. Since, the collective has moved on to new, exciting endeavors with the center piece being their debut album, The New North, a project that continues the tradition the guys started on the airwaves, featuring over 30 artists that best represent Toronto's new era of hip-hop. The other week saw the release of the album's first single, Shad's Frank Dukes-produced "Flawless," and now, rapper/producer Rich Kidd is helming the album's second single, "Represent," bringing MC's King Reign, Shaun Boothe, and Richie Sosa along as the four budding lyricists put on for their city.

In addition to laying a verse, Rich Kidd's name appears again on the song's credits, having also lent his production efforts, and it's his beat - a mix of soulful string- and vocal-driven chops with a bouncing bass line and effected vocal sample on the hook - that drives the track forward, as the rappers show their hometown pride with lines like, "I can't leave /so if I ever blow this where I'm shining." "'Represent' is song where dudes from each end of our city get to lay down some fatal bars," explains Rich Kidd. "It ain't us trying to out rap each other; we're all spitting our own styles, letting you know where we got it from."

Joining the new single is a video, with Rich Kidd breaking down what Real Frequency and The New North represents for him ("To show this music to the world."), the rising talent and awareness of the Toronto hip-hop scene, and much more.

Download "Represent" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Real_Frequency-Represent_Ft_King_Reign_Shaun_Boothe_Rich_Kidd.mp3 .

MP3: Jadakiss f/ Fred the Godson - "Toast to That"


MP3: Jadakiss f/ Fred the Godson - "Toast to That"

From BF Blasts.

(Clean/Dirty/Instru) http://www.mediafire.com/?14h51ngm5d5pkhk .

MP3: J. Cole - "Bring Em In"

Video: San Quinn & Tuf Luv - "Like Me"


Video: San Quinn & Tuf Luv - "Like Me"

From Danielle Banks.

World Premiere of San Quinn and Tuf Luv's street single "Like Me." The first look into the Bay Area's most anticipated group project "A Hustlers Hope," available online and in stores November 2011.

MP3: Young Wee-Zo - "Pills (U Know Dumb)"


MP3: Young Wee-Zo - "Pills (U Know Dumb)"

From Rap Star Promo.

* WWW.THUGGINITANDLOVINIT.COM *

Video: Rapper Preacher Says Orlando Ain't All Mickey


Video: Rapper Preacher Says Orlando Ain't All Mickey

Courtesy of DJ Smallz.

When you think of Orlando, the home of Mickey Mouse, you may think of your favorite tourist attractions. Hip Hop rapper, Preacher, views the city from a different stand point.

Preacher Says Orlando Ain't All Mickey from DJ Smallz.

Video: Oddisee - "The Blooming"


Video: Oddisee - "The Blooming"

Courtesy of Mello Music Group.

Belgium's ZBS Studio reached out to Mello Muisc Group about permission to do a video for Oddisee's "The Blooming". MMG of course was honored to have them interpret the song and apply their vision to the track. The resulting marriage of visual storytelling & instrumental perfection is a narrative work that tells the story of time's passage in the life of a boy. The video was directed, shot, & edited by Tomasz Cibulla and Wojciech Drożdż of ZBS Studios in Belgium.
 
Filled with rich landscapes from Belgium's countryside, smokey ambers, old typewriters, watches, clocks, and a father and son, The Blooming portrays life's unfolding through the metaphor of time. Oddisee's original track was last springs soundtrack to the rains and blooming growth of nature. Rich strings, bold piano, wood block, synth, flute, and snares that rest easy in the backdrop drive this instrumental track from Odd Seasons.

PR: Power 105.1's Power Live at Governors Island


PR: Power 105.1's Power Live at Governors Island

From Big Machine Media.

New York, NY - August 2011 - In conjunction with Power 105.1 WWPR, New York's Hip Hop & R&B, The Blue Note Entertainment Group is announcing Power Live's move from The Beach at Governors Island to the larger South Island Field on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at 6:00pm. Power Live's incredible line-up will feature Fabolous, Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Meek Mill, J. Cole, Estelle, Wale and Ace Hood.

Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of the New York Harbor located just 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. The concert will be accessible by ferries that will run from Battery Park Piers one and two in Manhattan. Ferries will run every 15 minutes all night long. For directions and ferry times to Governors Island visit govisland.com.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=2093 .


Pages: << Prev Next >>

Welcome to RapReviews.com for the week of July 28th, 2015!! Please shop Amazon through RapReviews and like us on Facebook so we can bring you new material every week. Owing to scheduling conflicts this week the last two weeks of updates are being combined and updated with additional material: Adam Bernard's Call For a More Nuanced View of Hip-Hop, Richard Blackwood's "You'll Love to Hate This," BRBRCK's "6Songs," an editorial on Bill Cosby, Fifteen Important Rap Videos From 1997 and Fifteen Important Rap Videos From 1998, Honey Cocaine's "The Gift Rap," Je Suis Crabbi's "crabbi.net/ep1," The Hip-Hop Shop #335 and The Hip-Hop Shop #336, Large Professor's "Re:Living," Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album," Locksmith's "Lofty Goals," Madchild's "Silver Tongue Devil," The MC Type and thewoods' "... (ellipsis)," Snowgoons' "Independent Warriors," Vince Staples' "Summertime '06," Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for July 21, 2015, Yelawolf's "Love Story" and Young Thug's "Barter 6." More reviews will be added throughout the day.

Be sure to check the RapReviews newsfeed for the latest news and updates. Subscribe to the newsfeed via your browser for the latest news and articles. RapReviews.com also recommends the AMP w/ Adam Knight from the AngryMarks Podcast Network. We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you have. Thanks for visiting RapReviews.com!!


© RapReviews.com, a Flash Web Design Exclusive